I wouldn't believe that code. The trans won't kil the motor. But you must be mechanical -- you figured out how to reset the PCM and get it going again.
Spend Saturday afternoon with it and check the basics: trans fluid first, then fuel resssure, pull the plugs and check their condition, check compression (engines that are worn out have problems with hills, maybe that doens't sound like your motor), clean the EGR, take off wires and check the conections, especially grounds, check O2 sensors, treat it to a new air filter, clean the plenum, replace old crappy vaccum lines, change the oil, etc. Some of that is totally unrelated but all of it is good stuf to do on an older car.
You very well may fix and never know what the problem specifically was.
Thursday, May 21st, 2009 AT 10:57 AM